Kiss the Wild Winds – Travel Poems

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I woke up at 4 am today,  unable to sleep anymore. Sometimes you come across stories that leave an impression. Last night I read a post by a mom,  who had been traveling for many years with her daughter. The two of them exploring the world together. A few days back her daughter, only a few years younger than me, ended her life. The mom hopes that traveling would help in coping with her loss, but feels deep regret for the things that her beloved daughter would be missing. My heart goes out to the mom, and I sincerely hope that she finds happiness again.

There are numerous real-life stories of people trying to heal themselves by traveling, finding solace in places that make them appreciate life and slowly accept the truth about their loss. Betrayal,  cheating,  sexual assault,  suicide – a lot of women have overcome the struggles that life had thrown on them.

These travel poems are for all those souls, trying to heal themselves by traveling to distant lands.




Kiss the wild winds


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17 thoughts on “Kiss the Wild Winds – Travel Poems

  1. It’s heartbreaking to lose a child. I hope that mother finds peace through her travels.
    You are a fantastic poet, Raj. I love reading your yoga stories, poems, humorous writings and art works. Keep writing!

  2. You are such a talented poet, Raj. Your words are as enchanting as Wordsworth’s or Lord Byron’s. Honest to God!

    Your first paragraph was heart-wrenching. I can’t imagine what the mother would be going through. Life sometimes throws unbelievable curve balls our way. Sending prayers and positive light her way.

    Travel is catharsis to the soul yes, and I can say so through my own experiences.

    Keep writing poetry please. We need more poets like you. I’m so blessed to have read two supremely talented poets today, you and Vinitha.

    1. Hey Natasha, I accidentally stumbled upon this post and read your comment. I am so happy to read this. Grinning from ear to ear, really. And to be mentioned along with such a talented Wordsmith like Raj is a real honor. Have to frame these words. Love you! 😊🤩

  3. I absolutely loved it, Raj. This is wow! I especially loved ‘ Healed’. Wow. This is the first post I am reading after my blogging break and now I realize how much I reading such fantastic writes. Keep going. 🙂

  4. Its sad when one has to encounter such traumas in life. Agree travelling is a great way to overcome the difficult perios. And you woke up at 4 am to write these lines out? Woah! thats awesome

  5. That is so sad, I hope the mom finds some peace and solace soon.

    Love your poems, they make me cry, but still I love them.

  6. What a sad story – it’s always tragic when people end their lives – the guilt and hurt for the survivors is endless. Each of us must find our own way out of pain and move towards healing. Your words, as usual, are very powerful.

  7. Both time and distance help with healing. Also helps is having family or friends that support you and hold you in the time of grief, letting you live through the pain and begin to live life again. It is so traumatic and tough but healing happens. Lovely poems.

  8. More than distance, for me time has been the healer… of course, distance and new surroundings help a lot during that time.

  9. Remember the movie Eat, Pray, Love – the lady travels to various places in search of that elusive something – I guess healing doesn’t happen through traveling (though we meet interesting people or people who have suffered more than us that gives us temporary solace). True healing happens when the mind is ready to let go – when it is prepared to step forward and embrace the future.

    1. That’s another perspective, Anshu. Interesting one at that. Never really thought of what you said. Thank you for this wonderful insight. 🙂

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